Sunday Quotes: From the Place Where We Are Right

From the place where we are right

flowers will never grow

in the spring.

The place where we are right

is hard and trampled

like a yard,

but doubts and loves

dig up the world

like a mole, a plow.

Yehuda Amichai

Sunday Quotes: Certain of Wisdom

“I shudder at the thought of a society ruled by people who are absolutely certain of their wisdom, by people to whom everything in the world is crystal clear, whose minds know no mystery, no uncertainty.

Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple; to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.

Knowledge is fostered by curiosity; wisdom is fostered by awe.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Sunday Quotes: The Ones With Questions

“I don’t think we give enough credit to the ones with questions. The questions aren’t the threat—it’s the alternative to growing numb and complacent, the specter of a stalled-out journey, the encroaching quiet desperation that terrified Thoreau, or the silence of one’s true self out of fear or a need to belong.

Blessed are the wanderers with the courage to live into the questions…sooner or later, there’s is the answer.”

Sarah Bessey ; Out of Sorts